The appearance of the fool and foolish behavior is part of the larger pattern of reality. We look at how it fits and how it can participate in major social transformation.
The image of the Ascent of Alexander the Great has been nearly forgotten, yet it was once a very popular celebration of human capacity while also being a warning of its limits.
I was invited to speak to the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement at St-Tikhon’s Seminary in November. The crowd was mostly future priests. I wanted to show them how the tradition of iconography exemplifies the pattern of Church itself as the body of Christ, but also the pattern of reality as it unfolds before us.
Alastair Roberts is a Protestant theologian working for the Theopolis Institute and running a blog on Biblical symbolism. We explore the places of contact and difference in our approaches regarding such things as liturgy, integration of symbolism and even the Virgin Mary.
Jason Brubaker is the creator of graphic novels, such as Remind and Sithrah. We explore his creative process, his use of symbolism and we also discuss the upcoming God’s’Dog graphic novel as well.
I explain how the philosophical insistence on equality and freedom as basic tenets, will inevitably lead to social inversion.
JP’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZzlvx0HHYiPOJTEOU399WA
This discussion with Benjamin Boyce was originally posted on his Patreon only content.
This lecture was given as part of the April 2018 National Leadership Seminar, “What is American Greatness?”